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Debaters Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
Debaters Wanted. Promising debaters, 23 years of age and under, are wanted to join the A.N.A.'s novice section in the debate tournament conducted by the metro politan committee. The local branch is desirous of entering any of its young members if they will acquaint the secretary on or before the 6th October, the next lodge meeting. En tries close on the 9th.
Agricultural Show. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
Agricultural Show. The final day of the great show at Flemington is to-day. As nothing es sential to the conduct of the show was destroyed by the fire, there will be no curtailing of the fixture. The exhibits that were demolished were non-compeftliive ones, ulnd tlhe sheep and other live-stock departments have not been niaffected. There will be no grand stand, certainly, but pro vision is to be made for those willing to pay the extra tariff in order to see the ring events. It is hoped that the public will respond generously by their attendance to-day.
South Ports C. C. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
South Ports C. C. The above club will practice to-day, and every evening next week. The competition commences next Satur day,. so all intending players are re quested to get as much practice as possible in the meautime. The first match is against College Lawn C.C., on the South Ports' ground. Mem bers' tickets are now availabJle from the secretary, at 2/6 each.
Police Movements. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
Police Movements. Constable John Boyd, of the local central police station, was trans ferred to the North Port police on the 15th instant. IHe will take the place of Constable Wilckins, who is promoted to charge of the Cowes sta tion. Through Constables Wright and Robertson joining the expedition ary. force, two other vacancies have been created at the Central station. The new officers are Constables Croft, from South Yarra, and Quail and Mathieson, from Russell-street, Mel bonurne. _
North Ports. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
North Ports. The adjourned annual meeting was held on Monday, 21st September, when the following office-bearers were elected :-President, Mr. A. Rogers, M.L.A.; secretary, Mr. C. H. Hilde brand; treasurer, MIr. F. Smith; as sistant secretary, Mr. G. Keyhoe; committee, Messrs. A. Moon, W. H. Codke, A. Perrett, E.'E. EwaŽ, F. Tipping, E. Keyhoe, anld J. Riddell. The club has a small credit balance and it is the intention of the commit tee to hold a picture night to raise funds, so that the club will once more return to its high position of previ ous years. The matches for the season have been arranged as under:-North Mel bourne District, at Royal Park; Fle mington and Kensington, at North Port; Preston, at Preston; Kew, at North Port; Clifton Hill A.N.A., at North Port; Fitzroy Footballers, on date to be fixed; Yarraville, at Yar raville; South Melbourne Footballers, at North Port; Brunswick City, at North Port. Practice will take place to-day, when all juniors are invited to come and...
ASSAULTING A GERMAN. Cecll Brotherton Fined £3. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
SASSAULTING A GERMAN. Cecil Brotherton Fled £3. The final prosecution arising out of the recent- disturbance at Port Mel bourne, between German and British stevedores, .was heard on Monday at the local court, when Cecil Brother ton was charged with unlawfully as saulting Wilhelm Smock, on the 8th September. Messrs. T. Testro and J. P. Crich ton, J.'sP., adjudicated. Sub-mIn spector Shaw prosecuted. Brotherton was defended by Mr. Manchester. Wilhelm Smock said he resided in Rouse-street. When seated near the beach by Harper's, at 9.30 on the date in question, he saw accused and another man approach, and heard the latter remark, "Here's one." Ac cused came up and struck him. Wit ness made-off onl to the beach, fol lowed by accused, who threw his left arm around witness's neck, and punched him again, at the same time calling him "a Gei'irman .'' To Mr. Manchester: I have been out from Germa'ny for four .ears. Is your name Smock?-Yes. Do they call you "Smoke" at the club '--Yes. Sub-Ins...
W. C. T. U. 25th Anniversary Celebrated. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
W. C. T. U. 25th Anniversary Celebrated. The Port Melbourne branch of the Women's Christian Temperance Union celebrated its 25th anniversary on the 16th September, at the Graham street Methodist Church, in the pre sence of a number of State officers and local ministers, and a large gath ering of members and visitors. A tea meeting, at which the tables were pre sided over by local branch members, preceded a concert, at which the Mayor (Cr. Smith) presided. Mes dames Downing and Cumpston, the Hion. Josiah Thomas, Ml.H.R., and the Revs. Landels and Sargeant were amongst those on the platform. In an address, the Hon. Josiah Thomas said hlie was one with them in the fight against the drink traffic, and if hlie could give them freshj cour age, or shed new light on their path, or help them in any way, he would only be too glad to do so. He then went on to describe the great pro gress that had been made in the cause of total abstinence of late years, re ferring to incidents that happened in...
PATRIOTIC FUND. Additional Donations. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 September 1914
PATRIOTIC FUND. Additional Donations. The following amounts have been received towards the local patriotic fund since our last issue:-Mr. Denis Ryan, £2/2/; Mr. F. W. Adams, £3 3/; Mr. W. E. Pearcey, £1/1/; Mrs. Pearcey, £1/1/-. Mr. and Mrs. Ashtoilf; 2/2/; Port Melbourne Council employees, £1; D.C.A., 5/; Mr. Gilchrist, J.M., A. P. Henderson, and Mr. O'Brien, 2/6 each; K. Dunstan, 1/6; 17 donations at 1/ each, 17/; 3 at Gd. each, 1/6. Donations on behalf of the fund will be thankfully received by Mes dames M. A. Porritt and C. Suffolk (joint hon. secretaries), or Mr. A. V. Heath (treasurer), Town Hall. Correction. In the list of donations to the patriotic fund appearing in our last issue the donation of £5 from Mr. T. W. Daly should have been £5/5/, and the donation of £2/2/ by Mr. Tuff should have been Mr. and Mrs. Suf folk. At the local brahch meeting of th,4 Australian Natives' Association, oi Tuesday evening, Cr. Gill. asked how it was that the donation of £5 from the branch ha...
PATRIOTIC FISHERMEN. Sales Realise £32. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
PATRIOTIC FISHERMEN. Sales Realise £32. The close season for set netting'in our bay commenced on Thursday last. 1st October, and will continnue for a period of six months. Conse quently Port Melbourne fishermen who have devoted the proceeds from _ one day's catch each week will cease operations for the present. Mr. R. Johnston, treasurer to the fund, an nounces that the combined efforts by fishermen realised £32/'10/4. A large quantity of the captur.ed fish was disposed of at the South Melbouirne market, where fishermen proved themselves thorough salesmen, outrivalling in energy and business tact those experienced heads who fre quent the market-place. Their calls of "Patriotic fish to help the Eng lish beat the Germans." met with ready response f'rom the women buy ers. who were served with small flit head at sixpence the dozen. The fish ermen soon disposed of their catches, and no doubt the women-folk will miss their presence for more than patriotic reasons-they secured fresh fish a...
MAN AND HIS HOUSEKEEPER. Serious Assault Alleged. Remarkable Evidence. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
MAN AND HIS HOUSEKEEPER. Serious Assault Alleged. Remarkable Evidence. Hugh McLeavy, 35 years of age, was charged at the local court on Tuesday, with having asasulted Mary Dalahuntly, on the 28th September. Accused admitted guilt, but pleaded extenuating circumstances. Mary Dalahuntly, who presented a face badly cut on both sides, said she resided with accused at 57 Sta tion-street. She had no desire to press the charge against McLeavy. Mr. Hester: He has evidently press ed the charge against your face. Sergeant Sims: Tell the bench.what you told the police last night. Witness said accused came home about 12 o'clock, and argued about his sisters being better women than her. Words followed, and she was punched on both sides of the face. When she got out of bed accused kicked her on the body. In answeet to accused, witness said the quarrel first started through her being called a low woman. He struck her first while lying in bed. Accused: Didn't you throw the wash-hand basin, then the...
MOTOR DRIVEN TOO FAST. Excused for War Service. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
MOTOR DRIVEN TOO FAST. Excused for War Service. At the local court on Thursday, a suinimous was read out against Mer ton Floyd. (charging him with lhving on the Sth September driven a motor car along City-road. at the rate of 28t miles an hour--a speed consid ered excessive in view of the nature of the thoroughftare. There was ni appealrance of either party to the proseeiution. This was exphlained when Sergeant Sims read an i endorsement lby Sub-Inspector Keegau to the following .effect: "Charge can Ie withdrawn. - Defeud not is going to the war to fight tor his counttryv." The magistrates, the Mayor (chair man), and Messrs. Howe, Testro. and A\rmntroing. acepted the suggestion and struck the charge out.
FREE LENDING LIBRARY. Its Voluminous Use. Librarian's Report. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
FREE LENDING LIBRARY. --. Its Voluminous Use. Librarian's Report. Mr. J. .Turner, librarianu, submitted to the last meeting of the Town Council an interesting return. Tlie report, as printed,goes to show that the free library is being greatly availed of and appreciated. ` It reads : "Duringi the-year the libraryv.li been visited by 9,384 persons. ll nd 19,945 books have been exchaunged by borrowers. "Th'lie iinumber of new beerowers' tickets, issued during the year, was 195. nimaking the total anumber of re gistered borrowers, 1,040. "The average inumber of books ex ,ehanged daily is 85, and on Saturday mornings, 28. "The daily attendance of readers is about 80. "Number of volumes i: library. 2,585. "The following ladies and geiltlemec: have doinated books during 0ie -, ar: Miss Ball, Mr. J. Boyce, AMr. G. Broughton, Miss Davey, Ir. A. O. Davies, Mrs. W. Decis, Mr. II. N. El'dwards, Mrs.... reamine. Mr. S. A. I lolnes. Mr. W. Howlett. Mrs. Micah, Mirs. Monk, Mri's. Moss. Mrs. Nugent...
PATRIOTIC FUND. Local Doings Past and Future. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
•PATRIOTIC FUND. Local Doings Past and Future. The ladies' patriotic committee is still energetic in arranging functions I whereby the local fund will profit, and retain the prestige gained in the past when duty or charity has called. A first-class concert, arranged by Mr. Frank Barber, will be given on Monday evening in the Town Hall. The programme issued assures a bright and enjoyable experience, and from reports to hand a large number of tickets have already been disposed of. We look forward to the Mayor's fund benefiting considerably. A Cinderella dance of a superior character will follow olf the Satur day, 10th inst. This is to take place in the Town Hall, and- will be well catered for. Tickets are purchasable at 4/6 (double), and 2/6 (single), from ladies on the committee, or from Mr. Smith, jun., corner Bay and Rag lan-streets. The concert, at the Port Picture Theatre last Sunday came hp to the expectations of Mr. A. Rogers, the originator, who anticipates handing the committ...
THE REFORMED SMOKER. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
THE REFORMERD SMOKER. Father on the first quit smbking; Now the household has the grumps. There is naught of mirth or joking; Everybody's ill the dumps. We canl sec dad gamely trying To be one of higher type. We can hear him softly sighing As he eyes fiis old clay pipe. We approve good resolutions, But they oft produce a grouch; Hard to drop such institutions As an old tobacco pouch. No one will object when father With determination ripe Puts an edit to all this bother And resumes his old clay pipe.
STOLEN WHISKY ALLEGED. Remand Granted. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
STOLEN WHISKY ALLEGED. Remand Granted. On TI'uesday before Mr. lHester, J.P., a yOln? nfil inamed JameS. ('hapman was charged with the lar-" eeny of 'l bottle of wahisky. the pro perty of Geo. II-. West, and valued at 5,.. ('hapmtln applied for a remanl until LMon(day, which was garanted, hail beini fixed'in one surety of £10. and accused in a like amniount. Ac ceused's mother entered into the no cessary recognisanee.
HE HAD A GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
HE HAD A GIRL. A small town boasts a female preacher. One day when working in her study she heard a timid knock at the door. Answering the summons she found a bashful young German on the step who stood twirling his straw hat in his hands. "Good-afternoon," the preacheress remarked. "What do you wish?" "Dey say der minister lifed in dis house, hey?" "Yes, sir." "Yess? Veil, I vant me to kit mer riet." "All right; I can marry you," she _aid. ' er lIdy?' hair is' bdginnig to silver. and the German glanced at it. Then without comment he jammed his hat on his head and hurried down the walk. "Will you be back?" she called af ter him. "You gits no chance mit me,' ' he answered. "I don't want you; I haf got me a girl alreaty."
THE FORESHORE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
THE FORESHIORE. The deputation then waitedl upon the Minister for Public Works in re-, ,gard to the foreshore. -Their mis sion followed upon a discussion at the local Council table, where it was con sidered that- the time was opportune, witll the object of filding' as much employment as possille during war time, to ask the Government to sub sidlise the Council £1 for £1 and beau tify the foreshore between the town and railway piers, as well a., improv ing the reserves along the railway line. It was pointed out that the lat ter work would make the approach to the cuity more attractive, and as re :arded the foreshore work, which was estimated to i(st £3,000, the Council held that, as the municipali ties fromn Black hock to Port Mlel bourne had been assisted. it was en titled, it thought. to claim some aid. The Minister replied that under the existing conditions the Ministry must devote its energies primarily to pro vidiug' developmentlal works aud re lief for thle farmers in the droau...